Dr. Jatindra Nath Bhakta


  • Positions: Associate Professor
  • Address: Department of Ecological Studies & International Centre for Ecological Engineering, University of Kalyani, Kalyani 741235, West Bengal, India
  • Telephone: 033 25809212 (O) ; 9647506301 (M)
  • E-mail: lsnjbhakta@gmail.com
  • Research Interest

Bioremediation, Probiotic bacteria, Ecological & environmental engineering, Metagenomics, Microbial carbon sequestration, and biofuel production, Water treatment and wastewater-fed aquaculture technologies, Environmental dynamics & risk assessment in the coastal environment, Limnology

  • Academic Background
  1. Ph. D.  (Aquatic microbiology and aquaculture), 2003
  2. M. Sc. (Zoology), 1998
  3. B. Sc. (Zoology), 1993
  • Awards and Honors
  1. JSPS Invitation Fellow, 2016–2017, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Govt. of Japan
  2. JSPS Postdoctoral Fellow,2009–2011, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Govt. of Japan
  • Publications:   144 (Research papers : 75,   Book : 03,   Book chapter : 17, Abstract : 44, Popular article : 05)
  • Some publications
  1. Paul A., Bhakta J.N., (2021) Biosorption-driven green technology for the treatment of heavy metal(loids)-contaminated effluents, in: Intelligent Environmental Data Monitoring for Pollution Management Siddhartha Bhattacharyya S., Mondal N.K., Platos J., Snášel V., Krömer P. eds Academic Press, pp 71 – 91
  2. Ali M.M., Bhakta N. (2019) Biosorption of zinc from aqueous solution using leaves of Corchorus olitorius as a low-cost biosorbent. Water Environment Research 1–8: 2019. (Impact factor: 1.24)
  3. Bhakta, J.N., Lahiri, S., Bhuiyna, F.A., Rokunuzzaaman, M., Ohonishi, K., Iwasaki, K., Jana, B.B. (2018). Profiling of heavy metal(loid)-resistant bacterial community structure by metagenomic-DNA fingerprinting using PCR–DGGE for monitoring and bioremediation of contaminated environment. Ecol. Environ. DOI 10.1007/s40974-017-0079-2.
  4. Jana B. B., Nandy S., Lahiri S., Bag S.K., Ghosh P., BhaktaN., Ghosh D., Biswas J.K., Bhattacherjee A., Jana S. (2018) Does solar-heated structure mimicking greenhouse effective to impede winter growth reduction of some tropical fishes? Aquaculture 499:51-60. ISSN: 0044-8486.
  5. Bhakta, J.N., Rana, S., Jana, J., Bag, S.K. Lahiri, S., Jana, B.B., Panning, and Fechter L. (2016) Current status of arsenic contamination in drinking water and treatment practice in some rural areas of West Bengal, India. Journal of Water Chemistry and Technology 38: 336–373.
  6. Bhakta, J.N., Lahiri, S., Pitman, J.K., Jana, B. (2015) Carbon dioxide sequestration in wastewater by a consortium of elevated carbon dioxide-tolerant microalgae. Journal of CO2 Utilization. 10:105–112 (Elsevier)
  7. Bhakta, J.N., Munekage, Y., Ohnishi, K., Jana, B., Balcazar J.L. (2014) Isolation and characterization of cadmium and arsenic absorbing bacteria for bioremediation. Water, Air & Soil pollution, 225(10):2151. DOI: 10.1007/s11270-014-2151-2
  8. Bhakta, J.N. and Munekage, Y. (2013) Identification of potential soil adsorbent for the removal of hazardous metals from aqueous phase. International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology. 10(2): 315–324 (Springer)
  9. Bhakta, J.N., Ohnishi, K., Munekage, Y., Iwasaki, K., Wei, M. (2012) Characterization of lactic acid bacteria-based probiotics as heavy metals sorbents. Journal of Applied Microbiology,112:1193–1206 (Wiley)
  10. Bhakta, J.N., Munekage, Y., Ohnishi, K., Jana, B.B. (2012) Isolation and identification of cadmium and lead resistant lactic acid bacteria for applying as metal removing probiotic. International Journal of Environmental Science and Technology, 9:433–440 (Springer)
  11. Bhakta JN, Lahiri S, Jana BB (2018) Green Technology for Bioremediation of Environmental Pollution. Nova Science Publishers, NY, USA, ISBN:978-1-53614-528-1
  12. Bhakta, J.N. (2017) Handbook of Research on Inventive Bioremediation Techniques. IGI Global, PA, USA. p 624, DOI:4018/978-1-5225-2325-3
  13. Bhakta, J.N. (2017) Betel Vine: Nature’s “Green” Gold. Nova Science Publishers, NY, USA, ISBN:978-1-53611-961-9
  • Project handling: 10 projects
  • Research collaboration- with Japan, Australia, Spain, Italy, UK, Mexico, Malaysia
  • Conference/Seminar/Workshop Organization and participated: 26
  • Country visited: 12 (Japan, Mexico, Viet Nam, USA, Egypt, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Spain, Estonia, France, and Finland)

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